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Enshi (恩施) is a diverse city in the southwest of Hubei Province. A political, economic and cultural center and transportation hub. It is an excellent tourist city in China, the national garden city, one of the nine major historical and cultural cities in Hubei province, and also City of Selenium.


The castle of the tu si, local tribal leaders owing allegiance to the emperor

The population of the Enshi area is around 4 million. The city is home to some 891,000 residents (2022) from 45 ethnic groups, including the Tujia, Miao and Dong. 41% of the city's people are members of ethnic minorities.


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Enshi City has a mid-latitude subtropical humid climate. The mountains and rivers in the territory are interwoven, and the height is wide, resulting in the redistribution of light, heat, and water, constituting a complex climate and colorful climate resources, showing the zonation of vertical climate and the particularity of local climate. The main feature is that the temperature gradually decreases with the increase of the terrain, and the humidity gradually increases.

Annual rainfall is concentrated in May to August. The city's low mountain climate is mild, with four distinct seasons, rain and wind, the frost-free period is long. High mountains have mild summer, cold winter, late spring, and early autumn, wet and rainy. The Alpine frost-free period is short, cold and humid, especially in the area above 1600 meters above sea level, winter is long without summer, spring and autumn are connected, foggy and cold. Every spring, in some places can be seen "peach blossom mountain snow" natural landscape.


Southwest Mandarin, also known as Shangjiang Mandarin, is spoken locally.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Enshi Xujiaping Airport (恩施许家坪机场), Xujiaping Road No.38. 24 hours. Air Guilin from Zhengzhou; Beijing Capital Airlines from Haikou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an; China Eastern Airlines from Beijing–Capital, Guiyang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Wuhan; China Southern Airlines from Guangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen; Loong Air from Chengdu, Dalian, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an; Ruili Airlines from Kunming, Tianjin; Spring Airlines from Shanghai–Hongqiao. Enshi Xujiaping Airport (Q1937966) on Wikidata Enshi Xujiaping Airport on Wikipedia

By train[edit]

  • 2 Enshi railway station (恩施站), Jingui boulevard. 24hours. It is part of the Yichang–Wanzhou railway. As of 2023, you can reach Enshi directly from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and other places. Four bus lines go direct to the train station: 6, 11, 22, and double-decker tour bus 4. Enshi railway station (Q11073020) on Wikidata Enshi railway station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

  • 3 Enshi Hangkong Road Bus Station (恩施航空路车站中巴站), Hangkong boulevard. 24 hours. This is the main long-distance passenger station in Enshi City. It is located opposite Enshi Railway Station and has a number of shuttle buses to the outside of the province every day.

Get around[edit]

Map of Enshi
  • By bus: Enshi city bus is very convenient and comfortable, there are 29 lines, there are car TVs in the cars, the use of voice station announcements, the implementation of unmanned ticket sales, Enshi No.1 bus ticket price of ¥1.5, Enshi air-conditioned car ticket price of ¥2/person, other bus ticket price of ¥1. Due to the small size of the city, most bus routes in Enshi are relatively short and have fewer stops.
Lichuan South Gate Bus Terminal is the local short-distance bus terminal, mainly to the scenic spots in Lichuan and surrounding counties and cities.
  • By taxi: Taxi fares start at ¥5, and night (23:00-06:00) start at ¥6.
  • By bicycle: Shared bicycles are available across downtown and major towns in counties.


  • Enshi grand canyon
    1 The Grand Canyon (Enshi Canyon), +86718 8542333. Enshi Grand Canyon is located at the junction of Hunan, Chongqing, and Hubei provinces. It is 49 km away from Enshi City and 39 km from Lichuan City. The total length of the canyon is 108 km. ¥50-130. Enshi Grand Canyon (Q11073016) on Wikidata Enshi Grand Canyon on Wikipedia
  • 2 Seven sisters mountain (七姐妹山), Hefeng County. ¥20.
  • 3 Enshi Tusi Imperial City (恩施土司皇城), No.138 Tusi Road, +867188458166.
  • 4 Seven Star Camp (七星寨), Tunbao, +86 7188542333. 11:00-18:00. Qixingzhai Scenic spot is located in the west of the Enshi Grand Canyon, 1500-1900 meters above sea level. It is composed of small building gate, middle building gate, building gate and cliff, covering an area of 24 km². The scenic spot is a karst landscape formed by weathering, denudation and dissolution of limestone during the Triassic period (203-250 million years ago). The main landform types are cliff, rock pillar forest, solitary peak, stone bud (forest), peak forest depression, karst cave. Pine trees in the area green, clouds and fog around, amazing beautiful. The various karst landscapes in Qixingzhai profoundly reflect every detail of the formation of canyons, cliffs, peak forests, rock pillars, stone sprouts, dissolution grooves, and dissolution depressions, which is a natural textbook of the evolution of karst geomorphology.
  • 5 Luyuanping Ecological Scenic Area (鹿院坪生态景区), Xintian, +86 718 8988555. 08:00-17:30. Eunshi's last village without a road. Luyuanping has cliffs, canyons and caves, deer drinking pools, waterfalls. Adult ¥116; child, student, or senior ¥62.
  • 6 Shiziguan Scenic spot (狮子关风景区), Fengkouba No.3 (13 km away from Xuanen County.), +86 718-5840999. The Shiziguan Scenic spot is 9.6 kilometers long by the junction of Dry Canyon, Water Canyon and Grand Canyon Three Gorges. It is named for its majestic five large and small rocky mountains, with two stone hills shaped like lions guarding the main road leading to the Cheung Tam River. In 2002, the construction of Shiongguan Hydropower Station, which intercepted Hongjiahe River, became one of the most interesting and mysterious scenic spots in Xuanen and even Hubei. ¥120.
  • 7 Si duhe River Bridge (四渡河大桥), Badong. 24hours. Sidu River Bridge is located at the junction of Yichang City and Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the high mountains of Wuling Mountains in western Hubei Province. The bridge connects Yichang in the east and Enshi in the west, and is listed as the 16th section in the Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway (now known as Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway), which is one of the key control projects of the whole line. The Hubei section of Huyu Expressway is located in the western Hubei Plateau in the northeast of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The Yangtze River flows about 50 kilometers north of the highway, forming the world-famous Three Gorges. To the south is Yiwan Railway, which is known as "the most difficult railway in China".
    Sidu River is a secondary tributary of the north bank of Qingjiang River. It is a perennial river with great changes in flow, but the flood has no effect on the bridge location. The bridge site is located in the structural dissolution peak cluster canyon geomorphology unit, Sidu River canyon deep, steep terrain on both sides, the cliff stands, the height difference of about 500 meters, the valley width of 20 ~ 30 meters. The slope of Yichang Bank is 40° ~ 70°, and the slope of Enshi Bank is 75° ~ 90°. The rock fissure is not developed on both sides of the canyon, the lithology is hard, the overall stability and the condition of the bearing beds are good.
    The bridge across the canyon width of 600 meters, the valley is rarely visited, birds are difficult to cross, not suitable for the establishment of bridge piers, so the main span is required to use a larger span. After comprehensive consideration, the 900-m single-span double-hinged steel truss suspension bridge is adopted.
    Sidu River Bridge (Q1110979) on Wikidata Sidu River Bridge on Wikipedia
  • 8 Shennong Stream (神农溪), Yanjiang Road No.138, +867184331500. Shennongxi Tiafu Cultural Tourism Scenic Spot is a scenic spot with excellent natural scenery and cultural landscape in central China, and occupies an important position in the tourism pattern of the Three Gorges area and Wuling Mountain area. The development of the scenic spot began in 1989 and was opened to the outside world in 1991. After more than 10 years of development and construction, it was rated as a national 4A-level tourist scenic spot in 2002. In 2003, the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River was impounted into a reservoir. After five consecutive years of development and construction, Shennongxi Scenic Spot has successfully realized the transformation of the scenic spot from canyon scenery to both flat lake and canyon scenery, and has retained the primitive and simple backwater. Since 2004, it has been continuously rated as "Top Ten Scenic Spots in Hubei", and in 2008 it was awarded the national Scenic Spot. In 2008, the Three Gorges Reservoir reservoir 175 water level, Shennongxi scenic area once again entered the transformation development and construction stage, has been rated as a national 5A tourist scenic spot. Shennong Stream (Q7494310) on Wikidata Shennong Stream on Wikipedia
  • Tujia Daughter City
    9 Daughter Town (女儿城), Ma'anshan Road No.41 (take bus No. 31 or No. 28 at the train station and get off at Daughter Town Station). Daughter Town is the gathering place of Tujia culture in China. As the eighth man-made ancient town in the country, it is a cultural tourism center integrating food, commodities, inns, karaoke halls, theaters and leisure and entertainment. The overall architectural style of the Daughter Town is reasonably and carefully planned, and the combination of antique imitation and Tujia stilted buildings perfectly reflects the folk customs of the Tujia people. Tujia's dance performance in the evening, as well as the lion dance in the street, and a dazzling array of Tujia's arts and crafts, will reflect the Tujia's customs and customs vividly. The snack street brings together local special food, such as: fried to golden selenium rich small potatoes, set fragrant, spicy, sweet, crispy in a body of Tujia sauce cake... There are many other delicious snacks. In addition to eating can also go to the wishing wall, write their own wishes. The street also gathers some characteristic custom shops, you can pick one or two souvenirs. There are also shops on the street where you can experience local ethnic clothing and take photos.
  • 10 Enshi Longlin Palace (龙鳞宫), Enli Road, +86 718-8986088. 08:00-17:30. Longlin Palace is commonly known as water cave. It is in the western suburbs of Enshi City, 8 kilometers away. ¥50.
  • 11 Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Museum (恩施土家族苗族自治州博物馆), Jingui Road (at the eastern foot of Fenghuang Mountain in Enshi City), +86 718-8253696. 09:00-17:00. It is the largest regional comprehensive ethnic minority museum with the richest cultural relics collection in Hubei Province, and also the central museum for the display, storage and research of ethnic minority cultural relics in Hubei Province. The main building is a four-story exhibition and warehouse complex with national architectural style. Free.



  • 1 Phoenix Mountain National Forest Park (凤凰山国家森林公园), Dongfeng Road 361 (take bus No. 8 and get off at Phoenix Mountain Park Station and walk 148 meters to get there). 00:00-24:00. It is the only forest park in Enshi. Phoenix Mountain Forest Park is a typical Danxia landform, also known as red layer landform, refers to the thick red gravel on the famous mountains, peaks, cliffs, red walls, boulders and other special landforms, has high tourism value.In the forest park, the peaks are formed by layers of gravel, not connected with the mountains, but surrounded by mountains and valleys.And the forest is dense, constitute red rock green trees, strange mountains and water mutually baked, attracting countless citizens.
  • 2 Jigong Mountain Scenic Area (鸡公山景区), Pingbaying, Xianfeng County. Tourists take Asia's longest "V" shaped ropeway, the Jigong Mountain Cableway, up and down the mountain, through the mountains and canyons, overlooking the entire primeval forest community, in the high negative oxygen ion area to enjoy the mountains full of forests and winding peaks, while experiencing the chic gliding of the treetops, while feeling the unique landscape of 30 degrees north latitude.

Amusement parks and zoo[edit]

  • 3 Daughter City Amusement Park (女儿城游乐园), Qiliping Road. 08:00-18:00. There are children's roller coasters, seesaws, slides, merry-go-rounds, thrilling roller coasters, self-lifts, pirate boats, and canyon rafting.
  • 4 Phoenix Mountain Amusement Park (凤凰山游乐园), Fenghuang Mountain National Forest Park, Dongfeng Avenue. 09:00-22:00. The largest amusement park in Enshi City, including roller coasters, rapids, spacewalks, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, children's roller coasters, crazy discos, ancient castles. ¥40.
  • 5 Daughter City Ocean Park (女儿城海洋公园), Maanshan No.41. 9:30-16:30. It has three theme pavilions: ocean museum, snake museum and mineral Treasure Museum. Organic integration of modern civilization and primitive culture, geological wonders and wonderful interpretation of each other. The aquarium has thousands of strange sea creatures and fish for viewing. There are undersea tunnel, mermaid performance, human-shark dance, ocean joy theater sea lion silly cute performance can be watched. The Snake Museum shows the intangible cultural heritage of the ancient period of "ghosts and serpents", and you can feel the thrillers and thrillers of the mysterious tribe of soil Miao. There are more than tens of thousands of precious mineral collections in the mine Treasure exhibition hall. ¥69.


  • 女儿会(Nuer Hui)
    6 Nuer hui (女儿会), Jinlong Road (take bus No. 31 at the railway station and get off at Huaxishengtai Park Station). on the July 7th - July 12th lunar month every year. Nuer hui(女儿会) is also called tujia Nuer hui(土家女儿会), known as Oriental Valentine's Day and also called Tujia Valentine's Day. Enshi Tujia's most famous characteristic folk dating activities. It is held on the 7th to 12th day of the 7th lunar month every year. It is one of the most representative regional ethnic traditional festivals in Enshi Tujia. Its main characteristic is the song as the medium, young men and women choose their own spouses.


  • 7 Gaode International Cinema (高德国际影城), Dongfeng Road No.276. 1000-24:00. Rooms 1/4/5/6 are available for couples. The cinema has free Wi-Fi. There are parking lots on the first and second floors of the square. Free tickets for children under 1.3 meters without seats (except VIP hall and special effects Hall); one adult is limited to one child.
  • 8 Xintiandi Cinema (中影星美新天地影城), Jinziba Road, +86 718-8285555. Free Wi-Fi is available in the cinema with the password zyxm8285555. Parking available, free for 3 hours at the reception desk with movie tickets. Children under 1.3 meters can watch the movie without seats when accompanied by parents (except VIP hall); the cinema does not provide free 3D glasses, but can buy or bring your own.

Specialty snacks[edit]

  • Hezha (合渣). Combined dregs, also known as "lazy bean dregs". In Enshi and other places in the southwest mountainous area of Hubei Province, it is a convenient dish that is often eaten by the people, and the local Tujia people call the slag "lazy tofu".
  • Gege (格格). (Sichuan pronunciation: gei ger) is a steamer local snack in the Dazhou area of present-day Sichuan Province, Wanzhou District of Chongqing Municipality (formerly Wanxian City, Sichuan Province) and Enshi District of Hubei Province.
  • Camellia oil soup (油茶汤). Camellia oil soup is a traditional delicacy unique to the Tujia people in Wuling Mountain, also known as Tujia oil tea soup. It is very popular with the locals, among which the Camellia oleifera soup in Youyang, Qianjiang, Xiushan in Chongqing, Laifeng County in Hubei Province and other places is the most famous.
  • Diao zhabing (掉渣饼). The history of slag baked cakes can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, and the Tujia tribes of Enshi Tujia located in the territory of Chu - "Tusi" took Tujia baked cakes as a tribute to the King of Chu, which was greatly appreciated and liked by the King of Chu and the concubines and ministers in the palace, and was the traditional tribute of the Tujia family.


  • 1 Enshi local specialty shop (恩施土特产店). Enshi native products include Enshi Yulu, Enshi potatoes, Sand Oil Chestnut, Enshi Jiangbing, Daegiljin rice, Enshi black pork, Chinese Tongzi Plum, Enshi Bamboo Tong Jiu, Enshi pickled radish, fernbread, Mungbean Peel, Hefeng Tea, Lai Fengtou Kang and Chinese yam.
  • 2 Herun City (和润城) (on the east bank of Shizhou Bridge). 09:30-21:30. Fashion, leisure, entertainment, food, shopping, business, social, home and other multiple functions. There are riverside style bar street, fast fashion brand, trend theme block, fashion catering gathering place, popular fitness club, and parking.
  • 3 Zhongbailaifeng Shopping Center (中百来凤购物中心), Fengxiang Road No.75, +86 718-6266966. 9:30-21:00. Mainly general merchandise, textiles, clothing, shoes and hats, daily necessities, gold and silver jewelry sales.
  • 4 Central Times Square (正中时代广场), Wuyangba Road Donmgfeng No.19. 9:30-21:30. There are: fashion brand store, collection store, life hall; fashion baking; themed light meals; theme coffee, water bar, tea drink; flowers; nail beauty; literary and creative miscellany; a city of books; children's educational experience; Yoga gym, etc.


  • 1 Zhangguanhezha restaurant (张关合渣餐馆), Xinglong Road No.128. 11:00-21:30. The special dish of the restaurant is "He zha", He zha is made of bean curd residue, pastry residue, meat residue mixed together, heavy oil heavy taste, but the taste is delicate, the taste is mellow. Dig with a spoon to eat, there is a feeling that can not stop "酸菜包烧牛灿皮" 牛灿皮 is beef with ribs, relatively hard and chewy. "Potato rice" potatoes are very dense. ¥70.
  • 2 Danyang night Market (丹阳夜市城), Shizhou Road No.30. 06:00-24:00. Danyang Night Market is located in Daqu Street. There are many shops on this street. Every night, it is brightly lit and very lively, and many shops are open. Average consumption in ¥60, this street features some local specialties in Enshi. There are hundreds of restaurants, with many local specialties in Enshi.
  • 3 Xuanen grilled fish (宣恩烤活鱼), Tuqiao Avenue No.104. 16:00-03:00. Ordering recommendation: You can order several fish according to the number of people, it is recommended that every 2-3 people have a fish, ¥108 for a large portion, ¥98 for a medium portion, ¥88 for a small portion. You can add garnishes to your fish once you've ordered it. Grilled fish has garlic, spicy, hot and sour these three flavors. ¥70.
  • 4 Barentang (巴人堂), laifeng. 1100-21:00. Enshi's Daughter City, a local restaurant with special features, has a performance at around 18:00 every day. The environment is good, the dishes taste ordinary and the price is not expensive. There is a performance in the hall, so you can experience a bowl of wine and need to buy it yourself. Business is good, you can experience a bowl of wine in the lobby and serve it quickly. ¥87.
  • 5 Milan Restaurant (米兰酒店餐厅), Nanhuan Avenue No.88,. 1000-22:00. ¥70.
  • 6 Huanglaoyao restaurant (黄老幺餐厅), Under Huangshi Bridge, +8615071832806. 1100-21:00. Tomato bullfrog, eel (tomato bullfrog has a rich soup, eat it with rice, remember to ask the boss for a dish of tofu and cook it in the pot). ¥50.
  • 7 Zuixiandong (醉仙洞), Yeting Road No.245, +8613177119998. 1100-21:00. There are rich side dishes in the preserved meat pot (preserved fat sausage, preserved strips and duck tongue). It is suggested that the matched bean skin and vermicelli should be buried in the bottom of the pot after serving, but the dishes are spicy, so friends who can't eat spicy food should be careful. ¥70.
  • 8 Dongxiang renjia (侗乡人家), Jianshi Road No.4, +867183719000. 09:00-22:00. Qianjia meat, sour residue meat, potatoes in sour residue meat are very soft and rotten, and it is very appetizing to eat together with acid residue. ¥80.
  • 9 Yanjing restaurant (眼镜餐馆), Dongfeng Avenue. 1000-22:00. Dry-roasted metapenaeus ensis and shredded beef (there is a little seafood shop next to the restaurant, where you can buy fresh fish and shrimp for the boss to process. ¥50.


  • 1 Lanbao·Enshi Yulu Experience Center Aoshan Experience Store (蓝焙·恩施玉露体验馆奥山体验店). In Enshi, Yulu is very famous, Enshi Yulu was created in the Qing Kangqian period, at that time it was called 'Yulu' because of its soup color green bright, crystal clear and named, is the crystallization of the hard work of the people of all ethnic groups in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.
  • 2 Cha baidao (茶百道). 10:00-22:00. A chain store with a good reputation. ‘Yangzhi Ganlu’is its signature drink. ¥15.
  • 3 Mixue Ice Cream & Tea (蜜雪冰城). 10:00-22:00. Mixue Bingcheng is affordable and popular among young people. There are chain stores in any city, so it is worth trying. ¥7. Mixue Ice Cream & Tea (Q107406476) on Wikidata Mixue Ice Cream & Tea on Wikipedia
  • 4 Banxian Coffee (半闲咖啡), Shizhou Avenue, +8618071332517. 10:00-22:00. Ice cream coffee, Kwai Lun Mei (there are many hidden menus in the store, so you can speak out what you want to drink and try. The cakes in the store are limited daily, and only one flavor is made every day). ¥30.



  • 1 Vienna Hotel (维也纳酒店), Tenglong Road No.37, +867187286666. Check-in: 1400, check-out: 1200. It is located in the center of Icheon bus station, with convenient transportation.
  • IU hotel (IU酒店), Hangkong Road No.22, +86 718-8961666. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. It is 7.9 kilometers away from Enshi Railway Station by car, about 19 minutes. ¥114.
  • Ruixuan Boutique Hotel (瑞轩精品酒店), Enshi Xueyuan Road. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. It is 8.1 kilometers away from Enshi Railway Station by car, about 17 minutes. ¥99.


  • Metropolo Jinjiang Hotel (锦江都城酒店), Jinlong Road Enshangxinghui Park, +86 718-6023888. It is 5.2 kilometers away from Enshi Xujiaping Airport by car, about 12 minutes. ¥313.
  • 2 The New Binkai International Hotel (纽凯宾国际酒店), Jingui Road No.15, +86 7188907777. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. It is 3.4 kilometers away from Enshi Xujiaping Airport by car, about 6 minutes. ¥239.


  • 3 Movenpick International Hotel (恩施瑞享国际酒店), Jingui Road No.6. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Guests liked the spacious, clean rooms, although some commented that the design was dated. Guests liked the comfortable beds. Some guests mentioned that the cleanliness of the bathrooms could be improved. ¥586.


  • Area code: 0718
  • Postal code: 445000
  • Enshi: 0718-8463510
  • Lichuan City: 0718-7282235
  • Jianshi County: 0718-3232932
  • Badong County: 0718-4332367
  • Xuanen County: 0718-5831890
  • Xianfeng county: 0718-6833652
  • Laifeng county: 0718-6282359
  • Hefeng county: 0718-5282235
  • citizen service hotline 12345
  • consumer complaint reporting hotline 12315


  • 1 Enshi Central Hospital (恩施中心医院), Hangkong Avenue No.234, +867188224304. 24 hours. It has 59 clinical and medical technical departments, including ophthalmic center, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatrics, cardiovascular medicine, clinical blood transfusion, stomatology, nursing, clinical examination, ultrasound diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine bone injury, traditional Chinese medicine lung disease, infectious diseases and other departments.
  • 2 Hubei Minzu University Affiliated Hospital (民大医院), Tuqiao Avenue. 24hours.

Go next[edit]

  • Wuhan:The distance from Enshi to Wuhan is about 525 km. By car it usually takes a bit over 6 hours, by high-speed rail about two hours. The Yellow Crane Tower, as a landmark building in Wuhan, is worth visiting. Wuhan is very hot during the day in summer, so you can go to a museum or art gallery (remember to make an appointment in advance).
  • Guizhou Huangguoshu dapubu
    Guizhou:The distance between Enshi and Guizhou is about 525 km, about 6 hours 30 minutes by car or two hours by high-speed rail. There are also flights, buses and slower cheaper trains. Guizhou has not only beautiful scenery but also many distinctive food.
  • Jiangxi:The distance from Enshi to Jiangxi is 868 km, and it takes 11 hours and 4 minutes by car and 6 hours by high-speed train.
  • Yichang;The distance from Enshi to Yichang is 242 km, and it takes 6 hours and 45 minutes by car and 2 hours and 14 minutes by high-speed train.
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